Tuesday , May 21 2024

Choral

Concert Review: Riverside Choral Society – New York Premiere of Scott Ordway’s ‘The End of Rain’

Riverside Choral Society

Riverside Choral Society sang music of John Luther Adams and Alberto Grau and the New York premiere of 'The End of Rain' by Scott Ordway, an impassioned response to the California wildfires.

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Concert Review: American Symphony Orchestra – Arnold Schoenberg, ‘Gurre-Lieder’ (22 March 2024, NYC)

Krysty Swann with the American Symphony Orchestra conducted by Leon Botstein

The Bard Festival Chorale and soloists joined Leon Botstein and the ASO for Schoenberg's massively orchestrated, rarely heard cantata.

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Concert Review: Experiential Orchestra, Artefact Ensemble – Arvo Pärt ‘Passio,’ A Concert for Peace and Healing

Cathedral of Saint John the Divine (photo credit: Stefan Bunbury)

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine hosted the Experiential Orchestra and Artefact Ensemble in Orthodox chants and a passion setting by Arvo Pärt.

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Cathedral of St. John the Divine to host Arvo Pärt’s ‘Passio,’ Orthodox Chants, January 26 and 27

Experiential Orchestra and Artefact Ensemble

Audience members can sit on yoga mats (or chairs) to hear 'Passio' by Arvo Pärt, preceded by Orthodox chants, at the world's largest Gothic cathedral.

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Concert Review (NYC): Clarion Choir Sings Rachmaninoff and World Premiere of ‘Vigil for Peace’ by Alexander Levine

Clarion Choir

The Clarion Choir's, precision, dynamics, balance, and overall musicality are always at the highest level.

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Concert Review (NYC): The Sebastians with the Yale Voxtet – ‘Voices of Versailles’

The Sebastians and the Yale Voxtet

I wish more people knew how fun Baroque music can be. The instrumental ensemble The Sebastians and the superb singers of the Yale Voxtet joined forces to prove it.

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